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Business network evening with Alison Leighton

Meet Baw Baw Shire CEO Alison Leighton

Warragul Business Group February Network Night

Alison Leighton, Baw Baw Shire Council CEO
Alison Leighton, Baw Baw Shire Council CEO

Business people are invited to join Warragul Business Group’s February Network Event to hear speaker Alison Leighton’s story, her vision for the economic development of Baw Baw Shire and how your business can benefit.

Alison Leighton has over 15 years of progressive leadership experience in infrastructure, planning, operations, program and service delivery and business transformation.

In addition to Alison Leighton’s local government experience, she is a qualified engineer, an alumni of Harvard Business School, an MBA graduate and a member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (Victoria) Board.

Q&A session to follow.  Don’t miss your chance to ask Alison Leighton a question!  Question cards will be available on arrival.

When: Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 6pm
Where: Warragul Reception & Conference Centre, 41 Sutton Street Warragul

Complimentary Drink on arrival with canapés served throughout  night.

For catering purposes, please RSVP and advise of any dietary needs by MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY on 03 5624 3833.

Cost: Warragul Business Group Members $27.50* per head, Non-members $37.50* per head


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Alternatively, call 03 5624 3833 or visit 155 Queen Street, Warragul and pay via EFTPOS.
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We look forward to seeing you on the night!

Executive coaching networking breakfast

Does executive coaching provide a return on investment?

Maree McPherson Executive Coaching
Local coach and mentor Maree McPherson will talk about executive coaching and return on investment at a networking breakfast in Warragul on 14 September

Executive coaching has become the approach of choice in management development and as such has established itself as a standard in some industries.

There are significant benefits to organisations from coaching.  Does executive coaching provide a return on investment?  Can we measure it in financial terms, or are we foolish to even try?

Find out at the next Baw Baw Business & Community Network Events breakfast to be held at the Warragul Reception & Conference Centre on Thursday, 14 September 2017, supported by Federation Training and Telstra.

Guest speaker Maree McPherson is a coach, mentor, facilitator, and writer and works with corporate organisations, not-for-profits and individuals.  In her leadership development practice, Maree helps people aspire beyond what they think they are capable of.

With over 30 years’ experience, Ms McPherson is an experienced not for profit, government and community leader, and small business owner.  She is a creator of strong relationships across multiple stakeholder groups and a proven effective broker of partnerships, including as a CEO and in the public and for purpose (not for profit) domains.

Because she is passionate about community leadership, Ms McPherson chaired the advisory committee for the Gippsland Community Leadership Program for several years. Her fundamental belief in the power of education to change lives led Ms McPherson to become a member of the Victorian Adult, Community and Further Education Board for over five years.

Her commitment to developing regional Victoria saw Ms McPherson appointed by the Victorian Government to Chair the Gippsland Regional Partnerships committee for a four-year term from August 2016, and she is also member of the Victorian Government’s Regional Development Advisory Committee.

The networking breakfast is $35 for a hot plated breakfast and will be held from 7.00am to 9.00am on Thursday, 14 September.  Pre-event registration is essential with registrations due 6 September.

For more information and registration visit www.trybooking.com and search for Maree McPherson, or contact Kirstyn Krausz on kirstyn@gippslandem.com.au, phone 0413 187 576 or visit Gippsland Community Network Events Facebook page.

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Baw Baw Business Nominations

Still time to nominate for Baw Baw Business Person of the Shire

Baw Baw Shire logoREMINDER TO NOMINATE: Baw Baw Business Excellence Awards 

The Baw Baw Business Excellence Awards are turning 10 and to celebrate Baw Baw Shire is partnering with Economic Development Australia (EDA) to host the 2017 Victorian State Conference.

This will be a double celebration as EDA is also celebrating their 10th birthday.

To celebrate 10 years of Business Excellence, Baw Baw Shire is hosting a recognition night where it will announce the Business of the Decade and Business Person of the Shire.

We are seeking nominations for a Business Person of the Shire. You will need to submit an application addressing the below questions which will be judged by a panel of independent judges.

This Award is open to business people based in Baw Baw Shire who have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the Shire and who have been involved in business in the Shire for a minimum of 10 years.

The winner of this prestigious award will receive the title of Baw Baw Shire Business Person of the Shire.

Key Dates

Submissions now open
Submissions Close:  Friday 27 January
Judging:  Monday 6 February to Friday 24 February
Gala Dinner Presentation Night:  Thursday 9 March 2017

Conditions of Entry
All entries must be completed by an authorised representative of the business entering the awards.

All entries become the property of Baw Baw Shire Council. Information contained in your entry may be published and used in the awards presentation.

No alterations to entries will be permitted after the final date for submission.

Baw Baw Shire Council reserves the right to seek further details and verification in relation to your entry.

The award will be presented to the individual business person as named in the application form.

Baw Baw Shire Council reserves the right to use the information provided in your entry for promotion of the awards. Entrants understand and accept that their name, logo and / or the name of their business may be listed in publications about the awards.

The business person, if operating must currently be based in Baw Baw Shire, and have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (CAN).

It is important that all relevant information is disclosed to Council. This includes any legal proceedings or prosecutions or similar matters involving the business or involving its directors or staff arising out of the running of the business. This is irrespective of whether a conviction was recorded, (so fines and penalty notices need to be disclosed). These matters include criminal matters, breach of OH&S legislation, Local Laws prosecutions, Health Act (e.g. food handling, nuisance), Building and Planning matters, Animal Welfare, Work Cover and Environment Protection Agency (EPA) prosecutions or legal action involving the business and Council.

Council is only interested in matters that relate to the business, not personal speeding fines or similar. In the event that these matters are not disclosed then any submission or award to the business may be cancelled and the business and those associated with it may be excluded from participating in future Awards.


Business Person of the Shire

Contact information for the submission
Name of person making submission
Phone number of person making submission
Email of person making submission

Contact information for the person being nominated
Name of current business (if still in business)
Phone Number
Email address (if known)

This award recognises the positive contribution made to business by business people and professionals. The awards recognise those who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business direction and innovative ideas whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming business leaders. To enter this category the nominee must have been in business in Baw Baw Shire for at least 10 years and must have made a significant impact on the business economy of Baw Baw Shire.

Provide a profile of the nominee such as where they started, different businesses they have worked in and different roles they have held. (500 words).

Why do you believe this person should be considered as the Business Person of Baw Baw Shire? (500 words).

Provide an overview of the nominee’s key business achievements including any professional organisations they belong to and any work they have done within the business and wider Baw Baw community in order to contribute to the Business Economy of Baw Baw Shire. (750 words)

Please send in up to 10 high quality photos of the nominee with your application as these will be used when the winner is announced at the Gala Dinner Presentation night. If you do not have images, the business awards organisers will contact the nominee to get some.

Please submit your application no later than 5.00pm on Friday 27 January 2017 to business.awards@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Clark on 5624 2866 or email stacey.clark@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au or Karen Meyers on 5624 2422 or karen.meyers@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au

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